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Monday, December 2, 2019

December Challenge - Happy Holidays - Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, etc.


Happy  Holidays, Crafty Peeps!
Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who supported our challenge in 2019.

Thanks, Rachelle and Scarlett for your contributions.
We wish you all the best in your endeavors.

 Scarlett's is a member of the Bugaboo Design Team and
 Rachelle is well known in our crafting circles and designs for several very popular blogs so you can continue to be inspired by their work!

We are happy to welcome Ruth L., Cass M., to our team.  
They were invited to join our 2020 team and have graciously volunteered to create for this challenge.
Thanks, Ladies!!

NOVEMBER NAMED HONORS
Top Sprout

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CREATIONS WITH LOVE
SHOREGIRL'S CREATIONS
SHEEPSKI DESIGNS

EARLY MORNING CRAFTS


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Rising Star Badge


Stamping with Julie Gearinger


ART BY ZOWIE DIXON

ROCKY MOUNTAIN PAPER CRAFTS

Congratulations to all our Honorees!

DECEMBER DESIGN INSPIRATION

GUEST DESIGNERS
We are fortunate to have two very talented ladies creating with us this month as GDT. 
Tina
Handmade Paper Hugs
Sherri's Flip Floppin' Blog


RESIDENT DESIGNERS





AJ / Art Jypsy

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Monday, November 4, 2019

November Challenge - Caffeinated Tones

Hello, Crafters!
Welcome to our November Challenge!
We were so impressed with the creative designs that were submitted last month using our challenge chart! Thanks!
Now, let's see what you do with the 
Color Challenge
"Caffeinated Tones"
You may add neutrals or other spot colors!
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Thanks to everyone who entered the challenge.  You used our chart to create awesome projects that made choosing very difficult!  You are all winners!
NAMED HONORS - OCTOBER 
#1-Pearls, #2-Sentiment, #3-Die, #4-Solid Paper, #5-Flowers
  1 - Image/sentiment/patterned paper; 2 - Die/Embossing Wet   
 3 - Shimmer/glitter/embossing powder; 4 - Flowers  
Column 5 - Mesh Ribbon 
ViveLaFrance
#1 Sentiment , Patterned paper – #2 Die – #3 Glitter  
#4 Pearls , Flowers – #5 Twine
1: image 2: die 3: embossingpowder 4: pearls 5: lace


 1 - Image, Sentiment, Patterned Paper, Solid Paper
 2 - Embossing (wet), 3 - Embossing Powder
 4 - Pearls, 5 - Ribbon
1: Image / Sentiment / Pattern Paper
 2: Die, 3:Glossy Accents
 4: Sequins / Flowers, 5: Ribbon / Fibers
Sentiment, Embossing, Stickles, Pearls, Enamel Dots, Ribbon
Image: Die: Embossing Powder: Sequins: Twine 

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OUR GUEST DESIGNER
Onions and Paper
I am so pleased to have Jane Willis of Onions and Paper join us this month as our Guest Designer!  I love Jane's work and I often visit her page to look for inspiration, especially CAS design.  She is a fun-loving crafter with a great sense of humor.   An early supporter of A Place To Start, Jane made sure we had at least one entry when we started out! 
Thanks, Jane!  

INSPIRATION FROM OUR RESIDENT DESIGNERS
WELCOME ABOARD!
We would like to welcome Cass to our team.  As soon as I saw her name as an applicant for our team, I sent her an invite.  Cass and I were teammates at The Crafter's Cafe and I am thrilled to work with her again. 

Carol joins us from our sister challenge 613 Avenue Create!
Carol's work is well known in the craft challenge world. Her delightful creations are honored weekly!  You are sure to be inspired by her work!

I first became aware of AJ's impressive crafting abilities when I was a Team Leader at The Outlaws Challenge.  It has been a wonderful journey watching her hone and refine her unique design point of view.  I love that she stayed true to herself.  Her signature background washes elevate her designs.  She came to us as a GDT and I have bullied her into becoming a member of our family!
Thanks, AJ!

Shell also joins us from our sister challenge at 613 Avenue Create.
Shell is such a joy to have as a teammate.  She is dependable, dedicated and talented.  She thinks she is here as a Guest! Not!
Thanks, Shell!

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Sheila

Becca
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DESIGN TEAM CALL - ENDS DECEMBER 31, 2019


October 7, 2019 - December 31, 2019
APTS is looking for designers to join our challenge blog.  


In Addition to regular designers we need:
DO YOU LOVE MAKING TUTORIALS?
WE ARE IN NEED OF A DESIGNER TO CREATE ONE TUTORIAL PER MONTH.
THE TUTORIALS CAN BE STEP TUTORIALS OR VIDEO TUTORIALS.
If you are interested contact us at





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